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. don, so if a tsunami was generated here, we will know rather shortly how bad, how big and whether it has arrived on the coast in just a few minutes here. and we'll keep you posted. >> we all remember what happened back on march 11th, it was the earthquake and then the tsunami that damaged so much of japan and the nuclear power plant. it was evacuated for a time earlier. we're hearing now the workers had been let back in. do you have information on that? >> that's the thing. we've had these 7.0s where we have the big scare. a lot of folks not knowing when you feel the earthquake, you really aren't sure if it's a 7.0, is it an 8.0? the folks in and around the plant will take the precautions and evacuate. if we're getting word they're letting them back in, i think we are looking pretty good here along the coast. >> ivan, stay on top of that for us. as he was speaking, we did see video coming from nhk there in japan. we want to go now to dale grant with the usgs. he joins us now from golden, california tonight. listen, sir, as we look at this video and you see the shaking there and yo
, the long-term deal that could take a big bite out of the deficit. >>> two big head lines, the casualties keep coming and the scope keeps widening. rebekah brooks arrested. the woman once headed up his british papers, she's out on bail. headline two, the head of scotland yard resigns. sir paul stevenson is quitting over criticism how he handled the saga. >> as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight i wish we had sunlged matters involve this affair differently. i didn't and that's that. >>> brace for an explosive few days ahead. ra beck that brooks, rupert murdock and his son are scheduled to be questioned by british lawmakers tuesday. >>> 15 seconds of news from canada. classic rockers chief trick got a scare as their stage collapsed at the ottawa blues fest. the stage blew over in severe weather. that's where we snagged these pictures. check out the stage before. and after. it's barely recognizable. good news, no serious injuries. >>> you hear the words grope and airport and junk-touching security checkpoint horror stories pop t
ivan cabrera saying that this is an aftershock from the march 11th quake. this is a big hit even though. >> yes. this actually is one -- well, it is the largest aftershock since the 9.0, and there were a few 7.0s at that time, but since that time, this is the biggest quake that has occurred in the aftershock zone. it has been felt all of the way north in aomori to south of tokyo and it is widely felt. >> so, listen, you are in golden, colorado, tonight, and as we watch the possibility of a tsunami, there was a warning there, and we saw what happened when on march 11th, when there was an earthquake and all of the sudden, this wall of water slams into the coast of japan and took out so much, so many cities there. when might we know if or the possibility of something happening from this not that severe, but when might we know something? >> actually, since tsunamis travel at 450 miles an hour, if one would have occurred, it would have already been known by now. >> okay. so, as we look at this though, and all of the buildings there that are really still damaged and all of the infrastructure,
not everyone is happy with what's in it. state universities took a big hit, $1.3 billion cut. public school also have less and will have to make do with less, $3 billion in payments are delayed and 70 state parks will be closed. >> this must budget will affect almost all of us. among the changes, commuting in the bay area, beginning tomorrow it will get more expensive. toll also increase on bay area bridges for vehicles with more than two axles. that includes big-rigs and cars towing boats or trailers so if you're heading to the sierra, bring extra cash. public transportation fare also also rice, the san francisco municipal transportation agency is bumping up the price. a $2 hike for adult and $1 for kids, seniors and disabled. golden gate transit buses and ferries will add 5% to their fares for a full list of fare changes go to our website. >>> this has impacted dozens of san jose police officers. 67 of them will turn in their badges tonight. as we first reported to you yesterday, they are victims of san jose's $150 million budget deficit. they'll officially be off the job as of midnight t
'm don lemon. we'll start with breaking news tonight. we're starting with two big news stories. the first one, a roadblock tonight in negotiations over the nation's debt. the president and the house speaker both making statements in just the past hour. we're going to tell you what they said. also an earthquake, a powerful one has hit japan. a tsunami warning has been issued and that's where we're going to start right now. the japanese coast that has just hit the hardest by the earthquake earlier this year is under a tsunami warning at this hour. it is a magnitude 67 quake. it struck off the coast just about an hour ago felt as far as away as tokyo. we're going to join to our meet yolgs vimpb ca brar. is this an aftershock? >> absolutely. it's a 7.0. this is an automatic thing that they do here in japan. when you get a 7.0, approximately 100 miles east of the coast, it was strong enough or it could trigger an earthquake in the united states. we think of it assay you have a tornado warning as a result of a doppler indicated cell. we don't know if the tornado is on the ground. same thing her
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
proceeding all through making headlines for wrong reasons but making big headlines nonetheless. >> we are following awe tlel' more on the nfl next week. mark, thanks. >>> the numbers are out. not the poll numbers and not the dow industrial. we are talking about the big number of bucks your presidential candidates are raising to win the white house. jim acosta, who has got the biggest bank? >> reporter: sometimes he's are the numbers that count, kyra, this morning. it looks like at this point, the person who has got the biggest bank right now is mitt romney. we haven't gotten any official totals in right now. yesterday his campaign did confirm that he is expected to bring in between $15 million and $20 million in the first quarter of fund-raising this year. not as much as he raised for the 2008 campaign but, still, way ahead of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family t
minutes that window was big enough and right in time for the shuttle to take off today. >> chad, same kind of rules apply, weather standards for the landing that's coming in 12 days? >> a little bit even -- i would say a little bit more conditional on the rain factor because it's a bigger circle. right now all we had to do was shoot this thing straight up. when we land this thing it has to be very dry. you can't have showers around it. think of a dry day in florida in the summertime. you have to go up edwards, one time to white sands but you cannot fly the shuttle because it's screaming hot. thousands of degrees, you can't bly that through a rain shower. the criteria more tense, harder to get through to land this thing back here at kennedy, but they have a big time -- they're going to have a big-time party when this thing finally does come back here. >> chad myers, appreciate that breakdown. good to see you, as always. thanks to our john zarrella. eight minutes past the hour. >>> sound effect is the u.s. labor market sputtering to a virtual standstill. as you know by now, the economy added
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
time. sonja "black widow" thomas won with 40 dogs. i'm a big hot dog lover and can't imagine that. how many do you think you could eat? if you're hungry and like them. they're not the biggest. >> personally, i have had three. >> i can do better than three. >> really? >> i was thinking six or seven. >>> coming up, a grizzly discovery in an indiana creek. police waiting to see if it sheds light on the disappearance of a college coed. >>> also, a civil war reenactors in a battle with mother nature. why they got the shock of their life. >>> wowing the crowds in canada, what the royal couple is up to today. chronologically i'm sixty years old. is it the new forty, i don't know. i probably feel about thirty. how is it that we don't act our age? [ marcie ] you keep us young. [ kurt ] we were having too much fun we weren't thinking about a will at that time. we have responsibilities to the kids and ourselves. we're the vargos and we created our wills on legalzoom. finally. [ laughter ] [ shapiro ] we created legalzoom to help you take care of the ones you love. go to legalzoom.com today and co
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
. it unfortunately happened in this situation, in this place, we're never hoping for a big, destructive system, but when there's the possibility of it bringing some heavy rainfall to places that desperately need it, you want it to happen. in this case, it did not. however, there is the possibility that we may see some development of a different system out in the atlantic. we're going to watch it. it's still days away from affecting anyone at all, and it may not happen at all, but we're still going to watch it for you very carefully. another thing we're watching that is dangerous potentially is the heat. the heat is still relentless across parts of the central plains and back in the midwest. also the northern half of the map, western great lakes, upper midwest, there is going to be a chance that we have some severe storms developing later in the day. severe thunderstorms, deadly lightning a possibility, large hail, maybe even some tornadoes late in the afternoon hours, perhaps even into the early evening. but heat is going to be the major thing that's going to be dangerous for people today. dal
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather from the weather channel's maria la rosa. >> here at home, the weather is quiet, at least for now. as we head into the afternoon, a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy. >>> willie, back to you. >> maria, thanks. >>> new details this morning about the apparent unraveling of the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominick strauss-kahn. this just days after he was suddenly released from house arrest. nbc's jeff rossen is with us with more. jeff, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. he really hit the town this weekend. literally overnight dominick strauss-kahn went from ankle bracelets to freedom. he can go anywhere he wants in the country but yet he remains in new york near the scene of the alleged crime. this morning we're learning more about the case and hotel made sto maid story. within hours of his release, dominick strauss-kahn flashed a smile and took his wife to dinner. the man who sat in a kril at rikers as an ac
ingle downtown in new york. gregg: there's a big battle going on over spending, it actually shut down the state of minnesota. lawmakers failing to meet a budget agreement for the midnight deadline last night. so the government is closing up shop. both sides, still at odds over how to eliminate a $5 billion state decifit. >> the democrats and republicans need to stop acting like crips and bloods, gang members. >> i just don't understand how when you shut down a government and we shut down all of these jobs that are going to be lost right now, how are you going to increase and solve a budget crisis when you're not employing people? how are you going to solve that problem? it doesn't make logical sense. >> you never know how long it's going to be so i don't know want my plants to die. they told us to do that, get ready. >> stu join us, democratic governor, republican legislature, you can see this one coming down the pike. i wonder how it's going to end and who will get the blame. >> that's the question, who gets the blame but you're right, this is a standoff taking place across the count
>>> big news in washington this morning. one debt ceiling deal appears dead. will a critical meeting later today help save the american economy? new details about how the cia tracked down osama bin laden. the story of one analyst's dogged determination to get the leader. >>> rolling out the red carpet. the british royal company meets and greets some hollywood's biggest royalty. the scoop and buzz from their trip. >>> the 10 million mile man. you're going to meet the guy who just set a new record for the most flights on an airline ever. pretty cool stuff. good morning. i'm thomas roberts in for alex witt today. thanks for joining us. we get right to it. two big issues are making headlines this morning in washington. jobs and the debt ceiling talks. treasury secretary tim geithner appeared on "meet the press" with host david gregory. >> it's going to take a long time still. h is a very tough economy. i think for a lot of people it's going to feel very hard, harder than anything they've experienced in their lifetime now for some time to come. that is because that is the tragic e
september 12th of this year. with big crowds expected, reservations are needed. you can do it online. >>> nasa wants to remind us the heads up on the low-flying air pollution monitoring flights. there will be a few between the beltway and baltimore. expect to see the planes flying low between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. >> also today, we expect to hear from president obama on the tense negotiations over the federal debt ceiling. >> the clock is ticking and bipartisan talks this weekend ended with no deal. >> surae chinn is live on capitol hill with an important story that affects every single one of us. surae? >> well, andrea, mike, the deadline is looming. anxiety on capitol hill. anxiety at the white house. the president will be speaking later on today at a press conference this morning. late last night at the white house, the president met with congressional leaders to hammer out a deal to lower the nation's deficit. they met for about an hour and a half. the president trying to push his plan to raise the $14.3 trillion and cut $4 trillion in spending in cuts to healthcare and social
of floating short-term or mini deal on the debt ceiling, although it wouldn'n't be perfect. >> the big problems wouldn't go away. it just delays the moment of truth. i say better now than then but if we can't, we'll take the savings we get now and relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> the white house toughened the language in recent days, criticizing congress and specifically republicans. speaking to the national education association on sunday, vice president biden sounded campaign mode using class war fair argument against the republican -- war warfare argument against the republicans. >> they believe 1% of the wage earners controlling 1% of the wealth is a vehicle to spur economic growth. because those with the wealth know the most that will know best to do with that wealth. >> some republicans have punched back by being critical of the process the white house chose to address the problem including negotiations led by the vice president. we have been waiting on secret talks to somehow settle our problem. but congress is the constitutional place for this to be decided.
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
are not keeping crowds from celebrating the holiday. thousands are joining in with big parades around the area. we're live in towson. >> reporter: a lot of people out here having a good time listening to the bands. it's quiet right now. bands have been coming through getting the crowd going with the patriotic music. a lot people started like up early this morning to get good seats. parades are happening in towns and cities across maryland today. for kids on the fourth of july, a parade ranks right up there with the fireworks. >> it means a lot to us. i'm in the air force, so it means quite bait to us to get to celebrate and spend time as a family. >> for adult, a day to celebrate the red, white and blue is more than just about counting their blessings. >> this is a day to appreciate what a tremendous blessing we have in this great country of ours and to appreciate the men and women who put on our uniform to defend our freedoms. >> it's a great day to be an american. >> a parade like this is not cheap to put on. this in towson costs in the range of $30,000. the good news is all of that paid for thr
'll keep a close eye on baby jamichael, a big kid. that's it for me on "wake-up call." "american morning" begins right now. >> good morning to you. i'm kiran chetry. a lot going on. let's get you caught up. the end of the line for the "news of the world." the british tabloid shutting down after sunday's edition after new reports that the paper reportedly tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> a deal to raise america's debt ceiling still out of reach. talks continue today with the president warning we have ten days left to get an agreement or risk default on this "american morning." >>> and good monday morning to you. start of another week here on "american morning." it is july 11th. nice to see you back. >> great to see you. >> the shuttle went off on the first try. >> i couldn't believe it. we were all thinking the weather was horrible but it went off. can't get the three of us together a whole lot. christine is off. >> summer vacation. >> no deal on raising the debt ceiling. last night talks at the white house fizzled out. president obama making it clear with 23 days to go befor
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
doesn't matter. a lost season is a big deal. >>> tight lipped about any emergency surgery and now an admission from venezuelan president hugo chavez. in a televised appearance yesterday, chavez says that doctors in cuba operated on him to remove a cancerous tumor in june. there's no word yet on when he will return to venezuela but speculation surrounded his health after he canceled a high-profile summit of latin american leaders slated for this month. >>> in japan the government is recommending more evacuations from the area around the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. officials say 113 additional households should evacuate from four districts now considered radiation hot spots. that's far beyond the mandatory exclusion zone set up for 20 kilometers around the fukushima reactors. >>> on the run since 2005, and on the 15 most wanted fugitive list since june, alleged drug kingpin keith hasson arrested in los angeles yesterday. he's suspected of masterminding a nationwide cocaine and marijuana ring which raked in more than $20 million. he's also wanted on an open indictment in n
they have. but this afternoon they received a big gift from a group of young men that lost everything they had. >> all seems like a bad dream. >> reporter: chris nistrum comes once a week to visit the kappa sigma home he used to call home. he and his brothers say it's depressing to see the damage. >> it's really depressing. >> reporter: the bedrooms were destroyed. their clothes and all the belongings burned away. the house is a total loss and unlivable. the community responded and the donations poured in. >> it made me smile to the point where i almost cried because i just, you just forget how many good people are out there. >> reporter: now the fraternity is giving back. they don't need all the donations they received so today they donated their cars with clothing donations and toiletries. >> just giving them a bag of food brought tears to their eyes, and i want to see that again just to know that we're helping out. >> reporter: sacred heart serving 300 to 350 homeless families a day and their biggest need is mens clothing and shoes. >> they experience tragedy and their response is
as we once did. tonight an old vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch didn't keep "atlantis" on the ground. a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> one more time mike, i witness this great nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm glad to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but controversy continues to reign over nasa and it's alumni race. >> i tell yo
for nasa and the united states. sometimes it takes the big think from above and we will see if this government weighs in too. >> interesting fact. the president who signed off on the idea of the shuttle. >> who? >> who saw the model? president nixon. a long time ago. >> almost. >> >>> that does it for us. for now, kyra phillips takes over with "cnn newsroom." >> good morning. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm kyra phillips. >>> a tough wait for casey anthony and everyone invested in her murder trial. she is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. the jury beginning second day of deliberations. >>> former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn facing a you new complaint. a writer says he tried to rape her eight years ago. her lawyer is following the charge with prosecutors. >>> senate back in session after the holiday weekend. top of the agenda? the jet ceiling deadlock. the treasury due to run out of money in less than a month. >>> we begin this morning, it's been more than 30 hours in shark-infested water. coast guard crews and mexic
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
happened essentially is that this jobs report came over and poured a big bucket of cold water on hopes of a quicker recovery. it tells you that there was a slowdown and a real standstill in hiring that happened in may and june. what we're going to be looking for, by the way, next week is the beginning of earnings season to try to see that if in the slow growth economy companies found a way to make money again. >> steve also says companies hoping to see more confidence on the part of consumers before they have the confidence to start hiring. >>> capitol hill will be buzzing today ahead of a major meeting at the white house tomorrow on the debt ceiling. top lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will sit down president obama and vice president biden hoping to get closer to cutting a deal. this morning the president said there is common ground, but it will mean unpopular decisions by both parties. >> we agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agreed that to do that both sides are going to ha
the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
election and we don't know who the republican candidate will be but already we have one big group that is throwing its support behind president obama. jim acosta is on that for us out of washington this morning. hey, jim. >> reporter: good morning, kyra. this is not a big surprise. we went a lot of time talking about the republican race for 2012. on the democratic side the president picked up an important endorsement yesterday from the national education association. this is the teachers union as everybody knows. and the vice president gave a pretty important speech yesterday to this union and so, today, the teachers union is throwing its support behind the president. not unexpected, as i mentioned. we got a quote from the president of the nea, dennis van roekel. what is somewhat surprising about all of this is that the nea would come out with this endorsement this soon. the president has sort of occasionally and his administration has occasionally shown tough love toward the teachers around the country and the nea has come out strongly behind the president he saying they are conc
the road so we did not end up in this fiscal mess. >> everyone is going to the movies and a big story in the country right now and it relates to what is going on in the debt battle, the white house versus congress right now, battling, and president and cantor, reminiscent to harry potter and it ends this week. there is president obama versus speaker boehner. >> it would be terrifying if they had magical powers. how scary. >> who would be harry potter? >>dave: we will give you an idea, we compared the two in a roll out of this battle versus harry potter. look at this. >> i've been hearing from my republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficit in a serious way so i have said to them, let's go. >> we are in a crisis. >> i'm voting "no," on the debt ceiling. >> failing to raise the debt ceiling would be armageddon. >> i will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day extension. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> failure is not an option. >> this could have been avoided. >> you think you can hold the government ransom? >> we will in the supp
this economy and yeah, there's a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats, he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis that the country faces. but he's here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> the president was also in pennsylvania, the white house, though, fires back at that particular metal works plant, the allentown metal works that had been struggling for years when the president visited in 2009. president obama saying while i'm working, there will be candidates parading around the country and doing what they do can which is trying to attack. he told supporters in other parts of pennsylvania while mitt romney was there in pennsylvania. >> mitt romney did not mention his rivals. he's clearly taken the stance that i'm the frontrunner, i'm not going to mention tim pawlenty or michelle bachmann. why's he in pennsylvania? not an early primary state, k
some folk living in arlington, virginia still cleaning up after sunday night's big storm. a slew of trees and power lines knocked down. the wind were estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during the storm in arlington. dominion reports about 2400 soft mores without power in northern virginia this morning. >> very interesting now that people are back to work dealing with all that. dealing with all the traffic as well. it will be a busy day. >> today is the big one. >> let's check in with lauren demarco to see how things are on the roads so far. >> good morning, men. how are you? as you talk about the storms we were dealing with, we are still seeing some of the effects. crews on northbound glebe road between 33rd and 36th street. they are working to restore the power cables that fell down during the storm. seeing light volume at this hour. much of our overnight construction did not take place so that is good news. 395 from the beltway across the 14th street bridge into the district, your lanes are open. no problems to report. 95 running well if you are traveling southbound ne
of oil in the area. one of the big issues we have in this area, you have a wonderful fi fish, a trout that happens to be a surface feeder. when they go up to the higher surface of the water, it interacts with the oil and that can cause a lot of damage. very swift moving river. it will help break up the oil, which will make it much easier to disperse. bad and good news mixed in. back to you. >> reynolds, thank you very much. >> you bet. >>> no holiday if you're running for the white house. paul steinhauser is joining us. >> you're working. i'm working. >> they might as well work. >> it's a good day to do it, too. a lot of parades and events. they're going to all those important early voting states. take a look at the map. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah,
. republican congresswoman michele bachmann is in iowa, home to the iowa caucuses. the first big election event in 2012. cnn's shannon travis is the only reporter to speak with bachmann today, and he asked her why iowa is so important. >> iowa's the first in the nation. it's very important to be here and have a presence here because the values and the opinions that people have in iowa count. they count for the nation. so it's important that we come here. had is the bread basket of the world for a reason. this is where the food is grown, we have the best farmers in the world here in iowa. so it's important to come and listen to what people have to say in iowa and take that message back to washington, d.c. >> michele bachmann has been on a roll recently joining mitt romney in a recent iowa poll. she officially kicked off her campaign in iowa last month. >>> 4th of july celebrations in minnesota have been scaled down for this weekend. state parks, the state zoo, even race tracks are all closed right now. a budget stalemate has shut down almost all of minnesota's state business. closed signs went u
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